Fall is here and the pests will cause pest control problems
With fall and cooler weather all sorts of pests from rodents to spiders are looking to find a warm, cozy home to shack up in. This can be a residential home or a commercial business. These pests do not care which one as long as they have their needs met. After all, nobody wants to be out in the cold when they could easily find an entry point to get in.
So, what do you need to do in fall to prepare for these pests? In Oklahoma we have weather that can change from one minute to the next so it could be 60 degree’s today and 30 degree’s tomorrow. This makes the homes look like paradise to a mouse or spider. Typically a home or business can have dozens of easy access points for these types of pests to enter. You have weep holes, soffit, garage doors without good seals, rotted trim, rotted garage framing and cracks and gaps in siding, brick and other types of holes, access points all around the home. We recommend dealing with these security problems so spiders and rodents don’t take advantage of you.
As the weather gets colder, more and more of these pests will enter. You need a plan in place to minimize their ability to stay. After all, rodents leave feces and urine just about everywhere they go. Mice are known carriers/vectors of disease.
EnviroTech services the Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and Coweta metro area’s. We are locally owned and operated and love helping good people with their pest problems. If you have a need for pest control services then look no further. Check our website out at Pest Control for more information on EnviroTech Exterminating.
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Rodent Control in Broken Arrow, OK
With fall upon us Rodents start looking to nest and prepare for the cold months of winter. Here in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma pest control market we see a trend yearly where the phone starts ringing for Rodents. Every year in October and November, Rodent Control becomes one of the more regular calls. Sure, we deal with all sorts of pests year round but this is the season where Mice and Rats begin nesting inside homes and warehouses.
So, what does EnviroTech Exterminating recommend for rodent control here in Broken Arrow and the surrounding metro area of Tulsa? Well, our favorite way of dealing with rodent mice and rats is using baits. Our service area is the Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby metro area’s of Tulsa. If mice, rats or rodents are becoming moochers in your home then call us today at (918) 282-7621 to begin your rodent control program. Visit us at Rodent Control in Broken Arrow for more information of these rodent pests.
We also service other areas of Northeastern Oklahoma including the Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs area’s.
EnviroTech Exterminating Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Got Pests? Call (918) 282-7621
When rains and chilly weather arrive in our Tulsa, Oklahoma pest control region, you know rodent season has arrived along with it. Although rats and mice can be year-round pest control problems, cold and rain send them indoors in droves, seeking warmth and safety for nesting. Other factors influencing rodent issues are new construction. With so much home construction and Environmental influences even new homes are prone to rodent infestations. If you live in a newer house and homes are still being built near by, rodents can be an issue. Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and South Tulsa currently have a large number of homes under construction. This construction can push mice, rodents, rats, squirrels and other rodent pests from their natural nesting grounds to your home. Other factors such as flooding can push rodents in seeking warmth and safety. No area or home is 100% safe from a rodent infestation.
A small mouse problem can quickly mushroom into big trouble. A female house mouse (Mus musculus) can produce five to 10 litters per year, consisting of five or six mice pups per litter. Gestation period for a house mouse is 19 to 21 days, and the young reach reproductive age within six to 10 weeks. Only 5 to 7 inches long full-grown, including a 3- to 4-inch tail, these tiny rodents can nevertheless do extensive damage—including chewing of insulation from telephone and electrical wires—a serious fire hazard—and dangerous contamination of food supplies. Although house mice are not proven to cause the dangerous hanta virus, they are known to carry more than 200 other diseases, including salmonella and Leptospirosis, a disease with influenza-like symptoms.
Although there are many products on the market aimed at exterminating mice and other rodents, most can have unintended harmful consequences. Poisons can endanger pets or even children, and you could end up with a dead mouse inside your walls or attic, with the attendant odor of decomposition. Electronic signal devices claiming to deter mice have proven ineffective. Some people opt for live traps—however, caution that mice captured live in urban areas should be taken to Animal Control or a veterinarian to be euthanized; in more rural areas, a live mouse should be transported and released in a non-populated area at least one mile from the capture site—otherwise the risk of increased mouse population or reinfestation is high. Most experts agree the old-fashioned snap-trap is best. The animal is in most cases killed instantly; it can easily be retrieved and disposed of; and you know you got it.
As always, a trained, licensed and certified pest-control professional is your safest bet to remove rodents and prevent reinfestation. The pest control professional has been trained to identify entry points into your home so they can be sealed off and to recognize signs of mice or rat trails and nesting locations. For more about controlling and preventing mice infestation, call our office at (918) 282-7621
At EnviroTech Exterminating, our licensed pest control technicians are trained to work with you and your family to find the most effective means of controlling rodent infestations in your specific situation. Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate: